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First meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety will be Thursday, April 26

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The first meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety will be this Thursday, April 26,  to organize and receive presentations on the current law in Virginia as it relates to school safety. WHAT: Meeting of the Select Committee on School Safety WHO: Members of the Select Committee on School Safety WHEN: April 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: … Read More

Joint statement from Speaker Cox and House Republican leaders on budget bills for 2018 Special Session

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo, Majority Whip Nick Rush and House Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones issued the following joint statement Wednesday on Governor Ralph Northam’s introduction of House Bills 5001 and 5002, the budget bills for the 2018 Special Session. “The House of Delegates will convene at Noon … Read More

House Republicans highlight successful 2018 General Assembly Session

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The Virginia House of Delegates adjourned sine die as scheduled on Saturday after a productive and successful 2018 General Assembly session. The House of Delegates successfully advanced several major priorities as part of the practical solutions to everyday issues agenda, including legislation to address our teacher shortage, lower the cost of medical prescriptions, create avenues to get students into good … Read More

Promise Kept: Speaker Cox announces implementation of paid parental leave policy for Virginia House of Delegates

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Wednesday the implementation of a paid parental leave policy for the Virginia House of Delegates. In December Cox announced he would direct the Clerk of the House of Delegates to develop a new policy to provide paid parental leave for the Virginia House of Delegates for the birth or adoption of … Read More

SBE unanimously certifies election results in House Districts 28 and 88

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox released the following statement Monday after the State Board of Elections voted to unanimously certify election results  in House Districts 28 and 88. “We are pleased the State Board of Elections finally fulfilled its statutory duty and unanimously certified the election results in House Districts 28 and 88, but are disappointed it took … Read More

Statement of Speaker-designee Cox on SBE refusing to meet to certify election results in HD 28 & 88

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox released the following statement Wednesday, after the State Board of Elections refused to meet to certify election results in House Districts 28 and 88. “The State Board of Elections exists to be an independent arbiter of our elections, but after the last three days no one could be faulted for questioning the independence … Read More

House GOP attorneys urge SBE to fulfill statutory duty, certify elections

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Attorneys for Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox, the House Republican Caucus and Delegate-elect Bob Thomas sent a letter to the State Board of Elections Tuesday urging the board to fulfill its statutory duty to certify the election results in House Districts 28 and 88. Cox, House leaders, and Delegate-elect Thomas are considering legal action to compel the Board … Read More

House Republicans elect Leadership team for 2018-2019 General Assembly, nominate Cox for Speaker

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The Virginia House Republican Caucus on Sunday unanimously elected its leadership team for the 2018-2019 General Assembly and nominated Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) to serve as Speaker. Delegate Todd Gilbert will serve as House Majority Leader, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo was re-elected to his fifth term as Chairman, and Nick Rush was elected House Majority Whip. “I am proud to … Read More

Statement of Majority Leader-designee Todd Gilbert on House District 28

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Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement on Democratic allegations involving House District 28. “On Veterans Day, Democrats falsely claimed there were 55 unopened military absentee ballots in Stafford County. While never true and never verified, these claims were widely reported, only to be later proven demonstrably false. Democrats either lied or were flat out … Read More

House leaders back Gillespie’s call for $1.5 million to fight dangerous gangs like MS-13

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Leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates pledged Thursday to back Ed Gillespie’s call for $1.5 million in funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. Gillespie announced his plan at a press conference in Northern Virginia. “The House of Delegates will fully support funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force,” said Speaker-designee Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights). … Read More